beefsteak fungus


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beefsteak fungus

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(Plants) an edible reddish bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows esp on oak trees and oozes a bloodlike juice
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Noun1.beefsteak fungus - a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meatbeefsteak fungus - a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States
polypore, pore fungus, pore mushroom - woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent
Fistulina, genus Fistulina - fungi having each pore separate though crowded
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The researches we conducted showed that the most popular species in oakeries of the investigated region are beefsteak fungus Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.
Also known as the beefsteak fungus, it attacks live trees, turning the heartwood of the trees a dark brown with distinctive markings for what some call a happy accident of nature.